Portland Trail Blazers vs Toronto Raptors 01/07/2020 NBA Odds and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Portland Trail Blazers vs Toronto Raptors 01/07/2020 – The Portland Trail Blazers will attempt to avenge their home loss to the Toronto Raptors earlier this season, playing the defending champs on their own turf at Scotiabank Arena. The Blazers have dropped six of their last seven games, while the Raptors won their third of their last five games in their last outing. Online sports betting experts are anticipating a tight matchup North of the Border with the Raptors entering the match as a 1-point spread favorite.
Portland Trail Blazers vs Toronto Raptors 01/07/2020
Portland Trail Blazers vs Toronto Raptors 01/07/2020 Betting Odds
Portland Trail Blazers Betting
The Portland Trail Blazers dropped the sixth loss of their last seven games as they fell to the Miami Heat, 122-111, on Sunday. Damian Lillard put up an All-Star stats line with 34 points and 12 rebounds, while Hassan Whiteside chalked up 21 points and 18 rebounds in his Miami return. However, the visiting team only shot 46 percent from the field and allowed the Heat to shoot 52 percent on the floor.
Players to Watch: Damian Lillard (26.9 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 6.4 APG)
C.J. McCollum (22.3 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 3.8 APG)
Carmelo Anthony (16.2 PPG, 6.2 RPG, 1.2 APG)
Toronto Raptors Betting
The Toronto Raptors, meanwhile, avoided back-to-back losses again as they dealt the Kyrie Irving-less Brooklyn Nets a 121-102 loss. Kyle Lowry and Fred VanVleet led the way for the defending champions as they finished with 26 and 29 points, respectively. Toronto also scored 54 points in the paint against Brooklyn’s 34.
Players to Watch: Kyle Lowry (20.9 PPG, 4.7 RPG, 7.4 APG)
Fred VanVleet (18.0 PPG, 3.8 RPG, 7.0 APG)
Serge Ibaka (14.5 PPG, 8.2 PPG, 1.2 APG)
Portland Trail Blazers vs Toronto Raptors 01/07/2020 Betting Numbers
Portland Trail Blazers
Portland are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games.
Toronto are 8-4 ATS in their last 12 games.
Portland Trail Blazers
CJ McCollum SG Illness is upgraded to probable Tuesday vs Toronto
Marc Gasol C Hamstring is out indefinitely
Portland Trail Blazers vs Toronto Raptors Betting Picks
The Raptors are playing the best basketball they can even without their four key players. With Fred VanVleet doubtful, can the defending champ beat the Blazers again and go 2-0 in their head-to-head encounter this season? Legal betting sites aren’t so sure as they put Toronto just a one-point home favorite.
Moneyline: The Raptors are a solid home team with a 14-5 record. Although they are missing key starters, they are proving to me that they can still hold their own against elite teams, more so a sub. 500 squad like Portland. I pick them to win straight up.
ATS: The Raptors should be a good pick to cover the spread. The one-point handicap won’t do much for Toronto to improve their ATS record to 22-15.
TOTALs: The total opened at 220 points. Ironically, the Raptors and the Blazers combined for 220 points in their first encounter this season. I expect them to fall short of that number this time around with Siakam, VanVleet and possibly McCollum sitting in the game. I pick UNDER.
Score Prediction: 108 – 103 Raptors